Dunstanburgh Castle Limited Editions
In November 2009 my birthday fell on our day off, a Monday, so Susan and I decided to celebrate by driving up the Northumbrian coast to Newton by the Sea to have lunch in The Ship Inn.
After feasting on crab sandwiches and some local ale we walked along the beach towards Dunstanburgh Castle. I stopped to do a small sketchbook watercolour (yes even on my birthday) to capture the striking low light.
Coastal Scenes of Northumberland
Choose your favourite Dunstanburgh Castle Limited Editions from our large collection of Northumberland Prints.
There was no wind and the sea was like a mill pond. I took some photographs and wasted little time in the studio to set about producing this watercolour which sold from a charity exhibition at the CastleGate in Newcastle in 2011. I did reproduce it as a limited edition print.
There are only 25 copies in the edition which can also be seen at my Studio and Gallery in Ponteland.
Available framed and in larger sizes please contact or telephone +44 (0) 1661 820626
On my travels around Northumberland I ventured out to the Cheviot Hills and climbed Hedgehope, the second tallest of the Cheviot hills, for the first time. It was a cold, wet, windy dull day but I couldn’t resist tackling a quick sketchbook study of Cheviot. It ranks well up there with one of the bleakest locations for en plein air painting. A year later, on a bright, sunny day with no wind I climbed Cheviot, struggling through snow that was so deep it covered the tops of the fence posts!
On a clear day, I often gaze at the Cheviots when out walking my German Shepherd near our home in Ponteland and remember my walks there. If you haven’t ventured into this part of Northumberland’s National Park, then drive to the Breamish Valley and spend some time exploring. You won’t be disappointed.